Schedule of readings 2016:

October 13 - At the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art with the Eagle Harbor Book Company - book launch! 7:30 On Bainbridge Island

October 19 - 7:00 pm, University Books, Seattle

October 20 - Third Place Books - Lake Forest Park

October 27 - South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington

November 2 - The Butcher's Table, Fremont

November 3 - Village Books , Bellingham

November 10 - Book Larder, Fremont

November 19 - Seattle7 Phinney Ridge Holiday Book Sale, Seattle

December 2 - (Friday) 7:00 pm The Tattered Cover, Colfax store, Denver


January 10 - The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

February 9 - 12 - AWP 17 in Washington, D.C.

March 11 - Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Arizona

Watch this space for additions or changes to the reading schedule for The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island, from the University of Washington Press.

Selected Works

From the early literature of the Americas to the late 20th Century
Creative Nonfiction
Essays on Family and Writing

The Desert Remembers My Name makes an important contribution to discussions of ethnicity, identity, and the literature of place.”
Bloomsbury Review
"...a mesmerizing tale... the author explores the fascinating confusions and contradictions plaguing a culture precariously poised between tradition and modernization."
"She never forgot the power of storytelling as testimony."
The Utne Reader
"Kathleen Alcalá's Spirits of the Ordinary is an enthralling book..."
–Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

"This book entered my dreams."
–Alberto Rios
Short Fiction
"Thoroughly satisfying."
The New York Times Book Review

"By turns touching, entertaining, and surprising, and uniquely her own."
Publishers Weekly

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